Hi to anyone passing this way.
I should consider myself lucky I still have 2 PT jobs, but now have a dilemma if anyone has any thoughts?
The shop chain where I do my one day week (Sunday) is now almost likely to be sold back to the first person who owned it! :roll: In my 8 years there, it has already had three owners with all the endless faff, re-organisation, new managers and endless retraining that entails. I am sick to death of it!
I used to do my one day there for fun, and my 3 days in a factory for the money but now both are very stressful and without this damn arther on board and the confidence issues it leaves me with, I would I think (and hope) have found the courage to look elsewhere. But I now feel stuck in both and at my wits end! :sad:
Anyway I digress, the pay at the shop has always been considerably less than the factory, (that is retail for you!) but has become increasingly left behind. We got no pay rise last year and doubt we will again this year. Under the current owner however I did get a good staff discount elsewhere which I made good use of. If the sale goes ahead, it is for me tantamount to a sizable pay cut! I quite frankly feel I can no longer afford to work there!!
So do I stick it out, out of sentiment for the books and customers I used to love helping in the hope I will again, thereby hanging onto my eggs and baskets or do I ask to increase my days at the factory which is a damn site more crippling and with an equally low morale at the moment but does at least pay better and is a thriving business just a few minutes from where I live? Feel sure they would let me do an extra day. I manage the job ok but suffer for it every evening.
I cannot afford to work less hours than my current 30 a week. Or should I stick to the three days at the factory which is really all I can physically manage and kid myself that I could maybe find another retail job for the Sunday? They seem to be always wanting weekend staff which suits me ok. Would anyone take me on with manky hips and the likelihood of months off for a THR in the future, :shock: even with my experience and customer service training almost at degree level and would the pay be any better? :???:
Oh tis all a muddle and aplogies for the work whinge when I know others don't have the luxury but can anyone make any sense of this for me?
Thanks for reading
a very confused, exhausted and fed up